Make a Vision Board and Reach Your Goals!

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I’ve been wanting to create a vision board to help me reach my goals for a while now. The idea is to make us aware of opportunities when they arise and to keep us motivated and moving forward when challenged. But even more than that, it can give hope when we feel like giving up. On a whole other level, creating something positive and focusing on it several times a day becomes a manifestation, a wish, a dream, a reminder of what we want in our lives. We send those positive thoughts into the Universe. In some cases, people who created vision boards attained all of their goals in a short time.

Their wishes came true. So can ours, right?

I decided to give it a try.

A couple of DIY blog posts made it seem time-consuming so I came up with an easier way. I’m all about saving time. I also didn’t want to make another one as my goals changed.

What you need:

  • Foam Core – Styrofoam core sandwiched by paper, usually in black or white.ย 
  • Pictures and quotes.
  • A couple of markers and paper.
  • A scissors.
  • Tacks or pins.

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I started by leafing through a few magazines. I found inspirational quotes, photos, and The Rock. Don’t have any magazines? Print out some inspirational photos and quotes from the Internet.

Since mine is career-related, I wrote some very personal goals. I made them as detailed, specific, and clear as I could. Then I cut them into strips and squares.

I included pictures of my writer idols too. I downloaded them from the net then uploaded their photos into Canva. Then I made a collage on one sheet of paper.

Once I had all the pieces and parts, I arranged them on the board. When I was pleased with the result, I tacked them down.

Note: I like thumbtacks instead of glue since I can change or rearrange them at any time.

I covered up my handwritten personal goals with post-its but you get the idea.

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Then I took a straight pin and stuck it on my bulletin board above my desk. You can pin it to your wall if you don’t have a board. Pinned at an angle, the board won’t fall down since it’s super light.

Easy Peasy!

You can make one for any goal or include all of them on one vision board. It’s up to you.

Two weeks ago, I started to feel defeated. By looking at my vision board several times a day, I felt hopeful again about reaching my goals. It was worth putting one together for inspiration and to refocus on what’s truly important.

So what’s keeping you? Stop by your local craft store for a board and start on it today. You never know. Your wishes might come true!


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  1. Great way to remind yourself of goals (long term and short term) for when we lose our way. And we all do that (lose our way) when we get snowed under with everyday responsibilities and trivia that comes along. Sometimes it’s good to look up and refocus. And what a fun way to do it.

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      1. Of sorts. When I’m writing a book I put photos or magazine clippings of what my characters look like (in my mind), – and that helps me remember to keep their eye colour the same throughout – and I can put reminders and ideas on the board. Bulletin boards work well for this as long as we don’t let them get cluttered with boring “have-to’s.” Photos of a holiday destination are always a nice incentive – something to look forward to.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca!
      The Rock embodies positivity in a BIG way! Pun intended. LOL!
      Since nothing on the board is permanent, decisions were easy. I can always update it. It’s a work in progress!


  2. Great idea Susie, it’s great to have your dreams and ideas all together where you can see them. Very inspiring and brilliant for planning future adventures.


    1. Thanks so much and for the repin!
      The less I think, the better off I am in general. Lol! It really didn’t take that much time. I love that it adds positivity to my workspace.


  3. Hi Susie! I have a vision board and it is pure magic! I look at it several times a day. I added something to the board recently: “This or something better!” Thank you for a lovely post! Cher xo


      1. And I’ll send some extra energy your way, Susie! The Universe abhors a vacuum, so I have a feeling your wonderful vision board will begin to take shape in the tangible sense before you know it! Cher xo


  4. Vision boards are an amazing way to see your dreams unfold. Thank you for sharing this post which helps to get a better understanding of how to create one.


    1. Thanks, Lisa! So good to “see” you!
      EXACTLY!!! I figured it would be an uplifting exercise no matter what. It has kept my spirits up. I’ll keep everyone posted… Let me know how it goes for you!


  5. Great idea for anyone with kids headed back to school, too. Universities and creative writing classes use this motivating technique. Nicely described and illustrated
    (Wishes are great, but once saddled up, get on that horse and ride!)


  6. Great post. Simple, practical advice. I also have a vision board. I re-arrange it and add things here or there, thanks to those lovely little thumbtacks. Looking at it every day really does give me a boost!


  7. I have always wanted to make a vision board, and yours does look easy peasy to make! Great post and I will be making one!


    1. Yes! And it works!
      It puts me in a positive frame of mind when I start to worry. It sets me back on track so I believe I’ll reach my goals. I should really place it at the end of my bed. Lol. I should make a mini one for my book shelf. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks, Gloria!


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